Trade Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0739367636 $24.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Xena and Xander Holmes, descendants of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, discover they share a hobby with their ancestor. They love to solve mysteries. Armed with Sherlock's unsolved casebook, they unravel the location of a missing painting. David Pittu will win kids over to this new mystery series. He switches accents with proficiency—from the American of the Holmes kids to the British of the many characters “across the Pond.” In confident tones he also shares tidbits on American cultural differences from our English “cousins.” Pittu never rushes. Instead he sets an appropriate pace for young listeners trying to solve the case right along with Xena and Xander. Thanks to Pittu and a compelling story, THE 100-YEAR-OLD SECRET won't be a secret for long. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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